Reapplying as a first year college student

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  1. Adrian12345876

    Adrian12345876 Candidate

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    Ok so unfortunately I didn't get into USAFA this year or receive any type of prep appointment (prep school, Falcon Scholarship, etc.) My question is what do I have to do to reapply? I know I have to restart my application on July 1st, but I mean would anything be different since I am a college student now? I do know what is was that held me back so I'm working hard in correcting that. So basically I'm just looking to see if anyone has any information about reapplying.

    Thanks in advance for any help!
     
  2. Alpineskier

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    Wondering the same thing and while I want to go the Air Force Academy I am not looking forward to reapplying........ oh well not the only one by far and it will be worth it :rolleyes:
     
  3. CAPChief

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    I just finished my re-application for the class of 2018. I'll preface what I'm about to say with this: even though I may think I have good information, the wealth of knowledge on this forum probably has better info.

    That being said, when I submitted my app last year I had already done two and a bit years of college during my junior and senior years of high school. We simply sent in my high school transcript with my college transcript. In my re-app I included my high school's information (graduation date, GPA etc...) as I believe that's what the initial system is based on.

    In any event, I hope this helps.
     
  4. Adrian12345876

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    I actually just sent in my new application to the Academy the moment I woke up today. So ah I see I would have to send my first semester grades along with my high school transcript. My question is what would they do with the GPA since I've completed high school and by December I'd already have the College GPA as well? I know they say a great post high school academic record can be looked at more than a lower high school academic record. Thanks for your reply though I thought no one would reply.
     
  5. flieger83

    flieger83 Super Moderator Moderator

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    Hi!

    The reapplication process is the same as that which you just went through.

    HOWEVER...
    (you knew that was coming, didn't you)

    You will be a "post high school" candidate. Won't show on anything YOU see however USAFA and everyone else WILL know this. They'll want to see "what have you done since last year to improve yourself, etc..."

    Take a HARD look at your package from this cycles...what's the first thing that comes to YOUR mind that you "think" should/could be improved? That's the first target...

    There's more but that's a great way to start!!

    Steve
    USAFA ALO
    USAFA '83
     
  6. Adrian12345876

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    Thank you very much for the help! I definitely am improving myself in the sections I was lacking in, so hopefully things turn out better this time lol!
     
  7. lsredmond

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    I know of a first year college student that joined ROTC and reapplied after not receiving a nomination right out of high school. Even though she didn't make dean's list at the college, she still received an appointment to the Academy. Maybe it was AFROTC membership and the second application that showed the Academy that she really wanted to be an officer in the Air Force.
     
  8. Alpineskier

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    Also if the essays are the same should we change them completely or if we feel they are still good just edit them?
     
  9. kinnem

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    You've grown more and had more life experiences and will probably have more before you submit the application. I'm sure these can greatly contribute to your answer... especially after having been through the process and having the determination to try again. Surely you have a better response at this point than last year.
     
  10. BoyerPA

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    I'm also applying as a college student, but I haven't applied to USAFA before. I'm going into my sophomore year. My main concern is that, as a college student it is far less possible, at my college, to be widely involved in clubs than it was in high school. The two clubs I will be in this year will be a big time commitment, and in order to make meetings I can only fit in one more club. Is there any understanding when looking at an application that a few college clubs is a far bigger time committment than the 10+ I was involved with in high school?
     
  11. MedB

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    Boyer,

    First, congrats on your determination and desire to serve.

    Second, with 10+ clubs in high school, you have already more than established yourself as someone who is diverse. But I think part of what the SAs look for is someone who is also committed to things. So maybe demonstrating your ability to master college-level academics while remaining committed to just a few clubs is just fine.

    As the veteran posters here often say, you may be better off showing a long term committment to a few things, than showing you have tried a zillion things.

    Either way, good luck!
     
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  12. BoyerPA

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    Just as a follow up, I have a 3.67 CGPA, and I've played volleyball for seven years, so I hope those show enough committment. And as always thank you!
     

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